Tuesday 23 September 2014

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Special offers

Save 10 per cent at Go Ape Forest of Dean

Ends Tuesday 30 September 2014

Take to the trees and save money at the same time.

Get a ten per cent discount on Tree Top and Forest Segway Adventures at Go Ape in the Forest of Dean, this autumn.

Book online and save 10 per cent at Slimbridge

Ongoing

Save 10 percent on the admission price to Slimbridge when you book online.

Slimbridge Wetland Centre offers a fantastic value day out all year round, with the added chance to now save 10 per cent...

Get a free children's Graze Goody Box

Ongoing

Parents can claim a free first and fifth children’s Graze Goody Box.

Get your first – and fifth – tasty children’s Graze Goody Box delivered to your door, free of charge.

Free trial lesson with Explore Learning

Ongoing

Sharpen your child’s maths and English skills in a free trial session with Explore Learning Cheltenham.

Explore Learning Cheltenham is offering free trial sessions to local children, helping to improve their maths and English,...

Three months free National Trust membership

Ongoing

Snowshill Manor is just one of the National Trus properties in Gloucestershire.

Get three months of free membership to the National Trust, and access to hundreds of days out in the UK, when you sign...

Events

Strike a Light Festival

Thursday 25 to Monday 29 September 2014

The Black Album comprises three distinctly different hip hop choreographies to everything from Linkin Park to Mozart. Don’t miss it on the Saturday of Strike a Light 2014.

Sparking creativity in local artists, performers and even residents, the third annual Strike a Light Festival will feature...

Stowell Park Open Garden

Event ended

Round up the family to explore Stowell Park this September.

From peach houses and vineries to woodland and water gardens spanning thousands of acres, discover one of the Cotswolds’...

Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 27 September 2014

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Head to Wycliffe College’s Open Day this autumn to discover its stunning location, superb pastoral care, state-of-the-art...

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 28 September 2014

Step on it and get walking across the Five Valleys to raise funds for Meningitis Now.

All ages and abilities can join Meningitis Now for a 21-mile walk through the stunning Cotswolds countryside this September....

The Cotswold Care Hospice Flying Colours Run

Sunday 5 October 2014

Get messy and raise money for charity at Gloucestershire’s first ever Flying Colours Run.

Get messy, raise money, and brighten someone’s life when the Flying Colours Run comes to Gloucestershire.

Forest Showcase at the Speech House Hotel

Sunday 5 October 2014

More than 70 stalls will be showcasing everything from local food to arts and crafts.

Live music, cookery demonstrations, more than 70 stalls and a squirrel burger challenge will be on the menu at the Forest...

Cheltenham College Open Morning

Saturday 11 October 2014

Discover the outstanding academic and extracurricular facilities on offer at the prestigious Cheltenham College this autumn.

Cheltenham College will be abuzz with teachers, pupils, and families this October when it opens its doors to prospective...

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers at Roses Theatre

Saturday 11 October 2014

Another thrilling and powerful show is promised by the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers in Tewkesbury.

Catch Japanese drumming sensations, the Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers, for an evening that will get your heart beating at the...

Westonbirt Fair in the Cotswolds

Tuesday 28 to Wednesday 29 October 2014

The stunning Westonbirt School will be the setting for this popular annual Cotswolds event.

Kick off your Christmas shopping early and enjoy a family day out at the scenic Westonbirt School in Tetbury, while supporting...

Gloucester Zombie Walk

Saturday 1 November 2014

Cafe Rene’s Renegade Crew will be leading the Gloucester Zombie Walk.

Gloucester city centre is set to be overrun by the hundreds of undead, when the fifth annual Zombie Walk sets off from...

Events

Frightmare at Over Farm

Saturday 18 October to Saturday 1 November 2014

Are you brave enough to face a plethora of Halloween-themed activities at Over Farm?

The South West’s biggest Halloween event will return to Over Farm Market for its 13th year of scares, featuring frighteningly...

The King's School Open Morning

Saturday 18 October 2014

Meet The King’s School’s friendly staff and students during the Open Morning this October.

Get an insight into how Gloucester’s historic King’s School can develop your child, explore its famous Cathedral grounds...

Discovering Bats Day in Tewkesbury

Saturday 25 October 2014

Find out more about these misunderstood furry fliers at The John Moore Museum.

The John Moore Museum will be welcoming bat expert David Endacott, and a few of his furry fliers, to Tewkesbury, giving...

Chris and Pui Roadshow at the Everyman

Friday 31 October 2014

Chris and Pui are coming to the Everyman, hooray!

This Halloween, county children will be helping CBeebies duo Chris and Pui find Old MacDonald’s animals at the Everyman,...

Nature in Art Gift and Craft Fair

Saturday 1 to Sunday 2 November 2014

Nature in Art near Gloucester will be holding its incredibly popular Gift and Craft Fair once again this autumn.

Nature in Art’s annual Gift and Craft Fair will return this autumn, boasting an abundance of hand-crafted gifts, artist...

Sleeping Beauty pantomime at Everyman Theatre

Friday 28 November 2014 to Sunday 11 January 2015

It’s panto time at the Everyman Theatre, with Tweedy the Clown and newcomer Eleanor Brown starring in Sleeping Beauty.

Tweedy the Clown is back in the pantomime limelight, as Sleeping Beauty takes to the Everyman Theatre stage this festive...

Breakfast with Santa at Slimbridge Wetland Centre

Saturday 6 to Sunday 21 December 2014

See some real Christmas quackers at Slimbridge this Christmas.

Tuck into a festive breakfast, feed the birds with Santa’s elves and meet Father Christmas himself, when Slimbridge Wetland...

The Sooty Show in Cheltenham

Sunday 15 February 2015

Meet Sooty and co at the Everyman Theatre in February.

Join Sooty, Sweep, Soo and Richard at the Everyman for a magical, musical adventure ahead of Sooty’s birthday party, and...

Guides

Gloucestershire independent schools guide

Parents are spoilt for choice by the wealth of top independent schools in Gloucestershire.

Discover some of the finest independent schools in Gloucestershire and the surrounding area, in SoGlos’s dedicated guide.

Gloucestershire school holiday dates guide

Get planning your family holidays with SoGlos’s handy Gloucestershire school holidays guide.

Get planning family vacations and daytrips with SoGlos’s comprehensive guide to school holiday dates in Gloucestershire.

News

Dormy House and Foxhill Manor scoop double award win

The staff of Dormy House and Foxhill Manor have good reason to celebrate after winning two prestigious awards.

Dormy House Hotel and Spa and Foxhill Manor on Farncombe Estate have won international acclaim, scooping two awards for...

First extended opening for Berkeley Castle in 2014

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October this year, with an extended programme of events.

Berkeley Castle will remain open until the end of October for the first time this year, with an extended programme of...

Alpaca treks launched at Sudeley Castle

The new alpaca treks at Sudeley Castle are expected to prove popular with visiting families this summer.

Visitors to Sudeley Castle can now take a fluffy friend around the glorious grounds, thanks to the launch of its hour-long...

Hollywood Bowl to open at The Brewery

Hollywood Bowl is due to open at The Brewery in Cheltenham this autumn.

A 16-lane, state-of-the-art bowling complex, and the latest addition to the UK’s largest tenpin family, Hollywood Bowl,...

Photo galleries

Vintage Car Rally at Sudeley Castle and Gardens photo gallery

This 1948 Bentley Mark VI won Best in Show at Sudeley Castle Vintage Car Rally. © Will Juhasz

With more than 180 classic cars on display, including the 1948 Bentley Mark VI, hundreds raced to Sudeley Castle to see...

Children & Family events

Visitors of all ages can get hands-on with an array of interactive fun.

Meet Rex and other Dinosaurs at The Wilson

Tuesday 23 to Sunday 28 September 2014

Prepare to be amazed by the WOW! natural history exhibition at Gloucester City Museum.

WOW exhibition at Gloucester City Museum

Tuesday 23 September to Saturday 8 November 2014

The Black Album comprises three distinctly different hip hop choreographies to everything from Linkin Park to Mozart. Don’t miss it on the Saturday of Strike a Light 2014.

Strike a Light Festival

Thursday 25 to Monday 29 September 2014

Discover all that Wycliffe College has to offer your child, during the anticipated Open Day this September.

Wycliffe College Open Day

Saturday 27 September 2014

The Planets Centenary exhibition at Holst Birthplace Museum

Tuesday 23 September to Sunday 12 October 2014

PJ Crook's Planets at Holst Birthplace Museum

Tuesday 23 September to Sunday 19 October 2014

Five Valleys Walk in Stroud

Sunday 28 September 2014

RSPB information event at Westonbirt Arboretum

Wednesday 1 October to Wednesday 5 November 2014

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